Patricia Evelyn Smith, 72, of Opelika, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, at Bethany House.

She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from Sydney Lanier High School (1968), Montgomery, Alabama. She was the daughter of CAPT Allie Willis Callan Jr., USN (Retired) and Emily Sue Callan. She retired from Auburn University after 28 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching Auburn football and anything with nature. She had a deep passion for butterflies, birds and flowers. Her family will remember her spirit for life, laughter, music and dancing.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Harold Smith.

Patricia is survived by her three children: Jennifer Suzanne Sweeney, Jeannine Morton-Brown (Tyler) and Michelle Rhodes Thompson (Billy); three grandchildren: Amanda Rhodes Kennedy (Eric), Jay William Thompson and Hunter Heath Morton; and great-granddaughter, Jenna Rhodes Kennedy.

Visitation will be held at Fredrick-Dean Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. Following the visitation, a private service will be held for family members at a later date.